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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Vietnam Agent Orange




"Our findings suggested that people living close to the former U.S. air bases might have been exposed to both Agent Orange and other sources of dioxin-like compounds"” the scientists wrote.



A national symposium was held yesterday to shore up legal grounds to demand the US government and chemical companies take responsibility for the consequences of the Agent Orange/dioxin sprayed across Viet Nam during the American War.



The report said the most toxic dioxin, 2,3,7,8-tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin (TCDD), was found in samples of soil and sediment taken near lakes to the north and east of the airbase.

The contamination is believed to be caused by toxic chemicals used during the American War 1959-1975.

According to experts, the level of dioxins at the airbase is higher than at airports in Da Nang and Phu Cat, two others dioxin contaminated hotspots.
 

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